Donacien on Akinfenwa: You Have to Take Away His Strengths
Monday, 25th Nov 2019 13:05
Right-back Janoi Donacien says Town need to concentrate on their own game when they face Wycombe in what he says is a “big game” at the top of League One on Tuesday, while also keeping one eye on the visitors’ assets, not least man-mountain striker Adebayo Akinfenwa.
“It’s a big game now,” Donacien said after the Chairboys stretched their lead at the top of the table ahead of the Blues to five points on Saturday, although with Town having two games in hand.
“I’ve played against Wycombe many times, they’ve got their strengths, we’ve got ours. We’ll hopefully take three points.
“We’ll just concentrate on us, we know what we can do. It’s all about us at the end of the day.
"We’re not worried about what Wycombe have got, what Wycombe are going to do, what’s going on in the future. It’s just our game that matters to us. We’re fine where we are.”
Regarding the prospect of facing 37-year-old 16-and-a-half-stone, strongest-man-in-football Akinfenwa, the St Lucia-born defender said: “It’s a battle but you have to take away his strengths.
“Push up, have a high line because if you drop deep he’s just going to hold five, 10 players off and bring the ball down. So you have to push up, have a high line and just compact it around him.”
He added: “If you can hold 15 players off, not many people can do that. But we’re just going to have to try to make it as difficult as we can for him.”
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